Shmu26's new security config

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  1. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
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    #1 shmu26, May 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016
    Most recent changes:
    feb 14 2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    stable
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Inside a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    VoodooShield Pro
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2017
    HitmanPro.Alert
    standard user account
    Startup Sentinel
    On-demand Scanners:
    HitmanPro, Zemana
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Chrome x64 w/appcontainer lockdown

    extensions: uBlock Origin, uBlock Origin extra, HTTPS Everywhere, VTchromizer, Bitdefender TrafficLight, Animation Policy
    Preferred Search Engine:
    F-Secure (google powered)
    Password Manager:
    lastpass
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBlock Origin
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    CCleaner, Zipware
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Daily Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Automatic / Scheduled Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Macrium Reflect Home
    this is my current config
     
  2. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
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    Good setup.I like it.@shmu26
     
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  3. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Jun 9, 2013
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    Western Australia
    Windows 10
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    Looks good to me. Have you tried uBlock Origin. ;)

    Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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  4. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    He is running Adguard.

    Any reason you mentioned uBlock Origin?
     
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  5. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    people told me that if have adguard, don't need uBlock. what do you say?
     
  6. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Just asking the question about uBlock Origin. :oops:
     
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  7. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    Adguard filters HTTPS/SSL.
    Does Bitdefender AV too has HTTPS/SSL scan?

    I think its advisable to use any one's HTTPS/SSL.
     
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  8. Noxx

    Noxx Guest

    I have nothing to add. Thanks for sharing. ;)
     
  9. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    #9 shmu26, May 31, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: May 31, 2016
    I used to use uBlock, and I liked it

    bitdefender AV does scan SSL.
    Is that going to conflict with Adguard, I mean, too many certificates at once?
     
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  10. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    I guess there could be issues.

    I keep my AV's HTTPS/SSL disabled & Adguard's enabled.
     
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  11. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    thanks for the tip, I do have trouble loading certain sites, let's see if it helps.
    But on the other hand, if I disable it in bitdefender, then bitdefender won't be able to scan for dangerous urls within HTTPS connection. Does that matter, or not really?
     
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  12. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
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    Windows 10
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    Looks pretty good... What firewall do you use if not the OS integrated? Add Zemana Anti-Malware as another scanner then your good to go. :)
     
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  13. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    I use comodo firewall. thanks for zemana idea, is the scanner free?
     
  14. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
    1,811
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    Madison, Wisconsin
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Scanner is Free. If you buy Premium though the protection is phenomenal alongside an anti-virus. :)
     
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  15. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    scanner is incredible I went into advanced settings and let it tear through my chrome extensions. It got rid of one that was installed by group policy and was unremovable by any
    means.
     
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  16. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
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    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Looks good! Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
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  17. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    #17 shmu26, Jun 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2016
    I totally redid my config. Different concept.

    Real-time Malware Protection: Windows Defender, NoVirusThanks Exe Radar Pro (free beta) in lockdown mode, HitmanPro.Alert, Sandboxie, MCShield
     
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  18. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
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    Nice config. Very simple and light. :)
     
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  19. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

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    #19 shmu26, Jun 6, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2016
    you hit it on the nail.

    changes:
    I actually consider myself a low-risk user, so I have honed down my active protection:
    VoodooShield pro; HitmanPro.Alert; MCShield
    and that's it.
    fair enough?
    Or should I have a light AV?
     
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  20. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
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    Manila, Philippines
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Use Webroot (it's very light!) although it's not necessary for a low-risk user. :) ;)
     
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